NOTE: This is the third installment of my Rewind series, taking a condensed look back at individual seasons of the Carolina Hurricanes. If you haven’t already, check out my 1997-98 and1998-99 articles.
Prior to the start of the 1999-2000 NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes bid adieu to the Greensboro Coliseum and set up shop in Raleigh’s newly-completed Entertainment and Sports Arena. GM Jim Rutherford didn’t do anything in the offseason to augment his team’s 15th ranked offense, as the only moves we saw were in net.
With the previous backup, Trevor Kidd, gone in the expansion draft, Rutherford sought out external help to offset established starter Arturs Irbe.